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FOX News
Nov 3, 2009 11:00pm EST
at that model. the question of what happened in the 23rd was people say they are sick of obama, what is going on with taxes and the deficit? so which model when you adopt if you were a candidate? -- which model when you adopt? -- would you adopt? brit: the crucial issue we are talking about in every state is economy. how much better is the economy likely to be in political terms? and the critical indicator there is always the unemployment rate. it is likely to remain quite high. this is likely to be the biggest issue in the 2010 election, and it will be very difficult for the democrats to overcome, as it is for any incumbent party or incumbent president at a time when the economy is bad or felt to be bad by the public. bret: a victory speech coming up, which really is the biggest story of the night, as we talked about, juan. you look about a state going red. and you have jon corzine, who spent tens of millions of his own money on the race, and you have a candidate in chris christie that some loathed as maybe not the best candidate, and here he is, winning this race -- that some thought was no
CBS
Nov 4, 2009 5:00am EST
of the governor of virginia. tonight you have hired me, thank you. >> reporter: president barack obama won the trust of the voters a year ago and now bob mcdonnell says he's ready to get to work. >> because we didn't get the results we wanted tonight doesn't mean we go home and wine. we go home and we fight and i'm fighting. >> reporter: deeds promises to give the people a vote in the senate. they are hurt by a weakened transportation system and budget. reporting live, i'm alex trevino for wusa9.com. >>> bill bowling won reelection as lieutenant governor over jodi wagner. he will work with the governor from his own party when mcdonnell takes over in j. >>> ken kuntinell will also take his new senate seat. >>> maryland also had local elections on tuesday. choosing mayors and city council eats. here's a couple of the local mayoral contests. the win here over susan hoffman, and a much wider margin of victory here, 73% of the vote over richard cooke. >>> a high school student hoping to take a seat on the city council. 18 just in time to run. he pushed for economic development at the new rockvi
CBS
Nov 4, 2009 9:00am EST
for the obama white house. >>> hospitals in our region will be under the watchful eye of lawmakers when it comes to preventing the spread of diseases. >>> and speed cameras. one of the deadliest counties for pedestrians decides to take steps to protect its residents. >>> good morning. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. today is wednesday, november 4th, 2009. we have breaking news to begin our newscast. metro is currently experiencing a widespread power outage. it is affecting most of the transit system's computer systems. the following systems are affected and will impact your commute. update signs in rail stations have stopped working. the next bus system is down. fare boxes on bus systems are not working which means some riders will ride for free today and the rail line is affecting the debit card system which means unless you have cash on hand you will not be able to ride the metro trains. the website has also been affected. metro tells us they have no idea when the system will be up and running again. the only good news is that service on the buses and rails is not affected. stay tuned
ABC
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
>> sarah palin is back with her new book. president obama had a message about the freedom of speech during his visit today. plus, why these protesters were frustrated outside of goldman sachs today. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00, "on your side." >>> it is already a big success, sarah palin's new book and there is speculations about a political future. >> she sat down with oprah today and now many people are wondering if she is just pushing her book or pushing her way to washington. >> political insiders note that her book tour stops looking lot like a political map. she is skipping the big book sales cities like washington, d.c., new york, and san francisco. in the interview, oprah asks her about her presidential plans and why she quit as governor. >> does that mean you are reloading for 2012? >> i am concentrating on 2010 and making sure we have issues tackled as americans to make sure -- >> are you thinking about it? >> no. >> voters were divided over 80 sarah palin presidency. >> if the guarantees a win for preside
ABC
Nov 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
and chris christie are crossing the state. president obama made his fifth election stop in new jersey yesterday to try to secure the democratic win. from what both new jersey and virginia as gubernatorial races and the national implications of them, watch our battleground virginia special at 11:35 p.m. after abc7 news at 11:00. >> president obama called afghan president hamid karzai today to congratulate him on his victory, but also had advice for him. he told them he expects more effort to end government corruption in afghanistan. karzai won a second term after the runoff election was cancelled after his opponent dropped out. his opponent said the second election would be as fraudulent as the first one. >> karas holmes is live from rock field tonight where they're considering same-sex benefits for contract workers. >> the call it the same sex equal benefit and hendrika and when you does contract work for the county would be covered. -- under its, anyone who does contract work for the county would be covered. >> those are families and these are working people. that iexactly the kind o
ABC
Nov 10, 2009 6:00am EST
it does not happen again. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> president obama is said to be close to deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. he will reportedly approved most of the 40,000 additional troops requested with deployments likely beginning in january. mr. obama meets with his war council tomorrow and then leaves for asia on thursday. there probably will not be announcement on this until he gets back. >>> police are looking into a double shooting overnight that left a man dead and another in the hospital. this happened after midnight on 21st street. they were taken to the hospital where one died. >>> u.s. senators are looking into a probe at safety lapses in metro. since spring, metro officials barred independent monitors from walking the tracks looking for problems. metro says there has been a misunderstanding of the monitors were allowed to approach the tracks if accompanied by safety escorts. >>> major changes will likely be approved to legalize same-sex marriage in the district. these changes will include a provision that will make it easier for churches to avoid h
NBC
Nov 13, 2009 5:00am EST
, president obama arrived in japan. this was the president's first trip to asia as president. during his trip, he'll visit china, singapore and south korea. mr. obama and the japanese prime minister expected to discuss the marine base in okina as well as the climate and afghanistan. >> this morning the parents of the so-called balloon boy are expected to plead guilty. both richard and mayumi heene turned themselves in at a larimer county courthouse in colorado. both are expected to plead guilty to false reporting to authorities which is a misdemeanor. richard is also pleading guilty to felony charges of attempting to influence a public servant. according to reports, the plea deals will ensure that mayumi heene is not deported back to japan. to maryland now where federal authorities are trying to seize a mosque and a building rented by the islamic education center in rockville. it's part of a nationwide seizure of properties owned by alavi foundation. the government claims it's funneling money to a bank involved in iran's nuclear program. >>> in the district, two employees of the togo embassy
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 5:00am EST
the obama administration pushing for congress to change the law. it would give the federal government control over safety regulations for subway and light rail systems across the country. 9 news now digital correspondent alex trevino is live with details. >> reporter: good morning. this is about providing more safety measures for passengers who board metro here at tenleytown and stations across the country. essentially the department of transportation would do for transit what it already does for airlines and amtrak. transportation secretary ray la hood said we have to do something about this. that was the reaction at d.o.t. after nine people were killed when two trains collide on the red line last june. now the federal government is considering to do just that with a proposal to take over safety regulations for the transit systems. metro is not the only one in the hot seat. transit systems an the country are under scrutiny. they believe they should have the same federal safety standard as airlines and trains do. >> at -- it lacks resources. it lacks the type of visibility that would
ABC
Nov 3, 2009 6:00am EST
years. a loss for corzine will not look good for president obama. republican dede scozzafava dropped out of that race over the weekend and then she tossed her support before democrat candidate bill owens, hoping to defeat the conservative candidate. there also local elections. for complete results, stay with abc 7 and news channel 8. >>> the deaths of two teenagers has left the city of triangle, , , in shock. it happens act oakdale circle. -- it happens at oakdale circle. matt brock has more. >> the girl's father came home and found the bodies. police would not say for sure if it is a murder-suicide, but it does look that way. a tragedy. inside this home on oakdale circle, a father discovered a parent's worst nightmare, the body of his teenage daughter and a teenage boy. >> she lived there with her father. he came home and discovered the bodies. >> police say they forest park high school were shot together in an upstairs bedroom. police did not believe anyone else was involved. >> we're not looking for a murder suspect here. >> neighbors say the girl and her father were relatively new to
ABC
Nov 10, 2009 5:00am EST
. >>> there will be a memorial at fort hood today. president obama and the first lady will be there and will meet with the families of these victims. the suspected shooter, major nidal hasan, is all wake and talking. he will be tried in a military court. investigators believe he acted alone. >>> president obama is said to be close to deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. he will approve most of the 40,000 additional troops requested. mr. obama meets with his war council again tomorrow and leaves for asia on thursday. the white house says there will probably not be an announcement on this until he gets back. >>> senators are looking into the safety lapses at metro. nce spring, metro officials have barred independent monitors from walking the tracks. metro says it has been a misunderstanding and that monitors have always been allowed to approach the tracks if there are accompanied by safety escorts. >>> major changes for same-sex marriages. the changes will include a provision that will make it easier for churches to participate in gay weddings and receptions. it would eliminate domestic partn
ABC
Nov 28, 2009 11:30pm EST
family. >> president obama in the first family taken in a college basketball game. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> investigators are still searching for answers about the crash involving tiger woods. the golf superstar and his wife still have not talked to the police about what happened early yesterday morning when it tiger woods crashed into a tree. >> florida highway patrol officers arrived at tiger wood'' house saturday trying to question him about his bizarre car accident. the police say he hit a fire hydrant and a treat while driving his cadillac suv out of his driveway at 2:30 friday morning. these exclusive photos show the damage to the car. >> his wife came out of the house when she heard him hitting the fire hydrant, used a golf club to break out the rear window to gain entrance to the vehicle, removed him from the vehicle, and laid him on the streets. >> officers came within minutes. >> he had lacerations and blood on his lip. and he was treated and released from the hospital in good condition. >> still, questions remain. >> it
NBC
Nov 8, 2009 8:00am EST
health care reform bill and they even got one republican on board and now president obama is vowing to finish the job and soon. >>> the fallen. the u.s. military releases the names of all 13 victims of the shooting rampage at ft. hood. today we'll talk with the family of a soldier whose story is touching so many. >>> you go, girl. >> this is unbelievable! >> she outraced all of the boys in an incredible come from behind win and is now in the running for horse of the year. "today," sunday, november 8th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm lester holt. >>'m jenna wolfe. big news overnight, democrats in congress needed 218 votes to pass their $1.2 trillion version of health care reform and they got it. >> they got it. this is not over yet. they got the votes plus a little extra. it all came from a tough fight in which members of the house on both sides of the debate pulled out all of the stops. one republican congressman bringing a baby on the house floor to make his point. we'll bring you the la
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 5:00am EST
in the 17-year legal battle but a similar case is pending. >>> president obama takes a scenic break from high-level talks but as he tours the forbidden city with china's top leader, major differences. the story is coming up. >>> plus, an important inspection takes place before the shuttle links up with the international space station. it is coming up on 8 after the hour. you are watching 9 news now. rth carolina mother could face more chars in the death of her 5-year-old daughter. searchers found shania davis ' body 30-miles from her hometown in fayetteville. police accused the mother of offering her for sex. a man has been charged with kidnapping the little girl last week. >>> president obama toured beijing's forbidden city and he met with the chinese president for morethan two hours behind close doors. afterwards both leaders emphasized cooperation on the economy and climate change but differences remain on issues like human rights and trade. >>> this morning, the space shuttle "atlantis" is orbiting earth after blasting off from the kennedy space center yesterday afternoon. today the
ABC
Nov 2, 2009 11:00pm EST
. >>> folks, don't go anywhere. president obama: we are americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement... of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth ovirginia! what it's like to have verizon fios. these are your widgets, they let you put whatever your watching down here, while you check out the local traffic,weather, even your news up there. (cable guy) i got a news flash -- you're out of mayo. how? how did you get in here? door was open. you'd have tons of ways to search for content: by actor,director, any word at all. (cable guy) what about chicken? chicken's fine. any word. no. i mean do you have any chicken? i want to eat some chicken. and one of the coolest things about fios is all the widgets you can use on your tv. use the twitter and facebook widgets to stay connected without ever changing the channe
FOX
Nov 4, 2009 5:00am EST
barack obama and the democrats. we are seeing that independent voters were really key. they preferred mcdonnell by nearly a 2-1 ratio over democrat creigh deeds. the exit poll showed this was different from the 2008 election when independents in virginia split. down the middle between the two parties. it was clear early in this campaign that mcdonnell was becoming the favorite. poll after poll showed the republican candidate leading the race. mcdonnell said the numbers didn't matter and he encouraged voters to get out on election day. last night, he thanked them and talked about his plans for the state. >> leading virginia will require innovation and cooperation. my promise to you as governor is the same as my promise to you as candidate for governor. and that is to strengthen the free enterprise system, to create more jobs and opportunity so that every virginian can use their god- given taalents to pursue the american dream if liberty here in this great commonwealth. >> reporter: president obama, of course, was the first democrat in 44 years to win in virginia but this time around, v
ABC
Nov 12, 2009 6:00pm EST
. >>> president obama will host a jobs summit. the white house will gather ceos and small business owners along with financial experts and labor union representative to talk about the best way to get people working again. the number of new unemployment filings and freclosures dropped in october, good news, whenever the federal deficit has reached an all-time high of $176 billion. >>> after meeting with the national security team, the president wants changes to allow more options for the net states in afghanistan. the president left today for an eight-day trip to asia. but house press secretary said the president will approved a plan on how to get troops out by the decision is still weeks away. >>> coming up, the police say that the fort hood shootings were premeditated and what president obama once done now with the investigation. >> the police arrest three suspects in a string of gold dust. >> the storm watch coverage continues and what to expect so what comes mind when we switch the tv from cable to fios? um. tv looks like new. uh, awesome? actually, i want to talk about how i get $150 back?
NBC
Nov 13, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> this morning on "early today," far east diplomacy. president obama arrives in japan, kicking off his first tour of asia. >>> deflated reality. the colorado parents who orchestrated last month's balloon boy hoax prepare to face the music. >>> and unnecessary roughness. a michigan police officer ends up in hot water after he is seen a michigan police officer ends up in hot water after he is seen tasering a handcuffed suspect. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. >>> and today we begin with first stop, tokyo. president obama arrived in the japanese capital this morning to kick off a nine-day four-nation tour through asia. it follows a quick stopover in alaska. the president spoke to u.s. troops before turning his attention to a jam-packed international agenda. chuck todd joins us live from tokyo this morning. chuck, so, what is the agenda for the next couple days? >> reporter: well, as you said, dan, it is a jam-packed schedule. he's doing five stops in four countries. it starts here in tokyo, two days, meeting wi
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 5:00am EST
the obama administration wants to take over the regulations for subway and light rain systems. the crashes show that the states agencieies aren't doing a good enough job. >>> a new parking garage will open this morning at the station in northeast washington. the garage can hold up to 333 vehicles. it replaces a parking lot with the same number of spots. >>> we have a commuter alert for vre riders this morning. they will have full service this morning. fredericksburg line trays were supposed to be delayed this morning because of work. >>> we haven't been able to say this on a monday morning for a while, but the redskins won. they beat the broncos, 27-17. it was the first time this season they have scored more than 17 points. lindsey is going to show us what happened. >>> repaying all of the bailout billions. >> you think your credit card bills are high. >>> plus, learning more about sarah palin's new book. who is calling it, now, a work of fiction. >>> and seeking a higher power. >>> time for weather and traffic on the ones. now at 5:11, a clear sky. a little bit of fog in fed rick county.
NBC
Nov 19, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> this morning on "early today," nuclear punishment. president obama wraps up his asia tour with tough talk of sanctions against iran and in north korea. >>> rogue run-in. crowds flock to former governor's sarah palin first book sign sfwloingsigning. governor's sarah palin first book sign sfwloingsigning. >>> and blinding by the light. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm list theen that brown. today we begin with a spotlight on security. president obama stopped in south korea and turned his attention to trade and threats of nuclear proliferation. from north korea's atomic testing to iran's defines, president obama offered tough talk on the issues. chuck todd is traveling with the president and has the latest from the south korean capital. chuck? >> reporter: good morning from s seoul. this was easily the warmest welcome he received of any during this seven-day swing. the south koreans literally rolled out the red carpet. they discussed a couple of topics, namely, trade, as well as the north korean nuclear mission. president obama ann
FOX
Nov 3, 2009 7:00am EST
in election so tainted with fraud that his challenging dropped out. president obama personally called him. >> i emphasized that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter. he assured me that he understood the importance of this moment. but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words, it's going to be in deeds. >> the white house says despite the canceled election, the president's decision on troop levels could still be weeks away. >>> joining us with more on the situation in afghanistan is malu innocent from the catoe institute. good morning. good to see you again. >> good to see you. >> we enjoyed your analysis in afghanistan, we wanted to have you back to talk about the latest development. karzai again president for another five years. what are the implications. i think we scratched our heads and said where is the runoff. >> he won by default simply because abdullah has opted out because of the pervasive amount of fraud that riddled the first election, it wasn't clear that second round wouldn't also be riddled with allegations of voter fraud
NBC
Nov 13, 2009 11:00am EST
obama is in japan this morning. one issue on his agenda, the future of u.s. military bases in that country. >>> and the november nor'easter causing pr if i had to sit on a bench during the middle of a game due to diabetes it would frustrate me. in a basketball game a couple minutes could mean a big momentum shift. my bayer meter is very important. (announcer) only bayer's contour meter has programmable personal high low settings. it allows me to be able to look at my highs and lows to make sure that my diabetes is being controlled as tightly as possible. with my bayer meter i don't miss valuable game time. i'm alana burns and staying in the game is my simple win. (announcer) the contour meter, only from bayer. >>> right now, time is running out to bury a korean war veteran. he was 83 when he died back in august. he is to be buried with full military honors this afternoon, but yesterday somebody sto an urn from the family's van. the urn was in a turquoise back. discharge papers are also missing along with the death certificate. his family offered a $1,000 reward if the ashes
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 5:00pm EST
'm confronting? >> president obama made campaign appearances for cree deeds and john corzine. the president carried both states last november. tomorrow's race could be seen as a referendum on president obama and his policies. >> political steam has the gubernatorial race at the top of their list. a blue state would be damaging to them politically. >> tomorrow's races could shed light on how next year's elections could shape up. >>> firefighters came to the aid of man's best friend this morning. they pulled a dog from the burning home. the fire broke out in the 7900 block of burnham wood drive. >> my crew went to the rear of the house to the basement. gained access into the house. came across a canine, a dog. i grabbed the dog, rescued it, brought it to the front side of the house. i made sure it was okay and handed it off to other crews to further help the canine. a second dog didn't survive. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >>> sky 9 was also over a fire in potomac that is being blamed on a domestic dispute. flames broke out in the 10,800 block of old coach road. an 80-y
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 5:00pm EST
about president obama's meeting with china's president. >>> welcome back. we've got some breaking news. you are looking at a live picture of a car into a creek on piney meetg house ro in rockville. if you look closely, you can see the wheels over there and you can see the emergency personnel. we're told that rescuers have pulled either one person or some people out of that vehicle. we don't know the severity of the injuries or what time this happened. but we can you e is a car in a creek there along piney meeting house road. we'll be back with that. >>> also in the news right now, a judge orders a suspect held without bond on charges of killing a 9-year-old boy. he is d se pena, the suspect arrested earlier today in hyat tkhr√°sville. police say he shot a bullet through an apartment door. the bullet killed a man inside his home. police believe na trying to rob the family. >>> faiountrfax cpolice say they've not yet interviewed the officer involve inside a deadly shooting now under investigation. last friday that officer killed 52-year-old david masters during a affic stop on route 1
NBC
Nov 8, 2009 9:00am EST
last night. the legislation passed by just two votes, and president obama made health care reform a key point of his domestic agenda. >> the bill is passed! >> reporter: passive of the sweeping $20 trillion house reform bill came down to a couple hours of debate and a handful of votes. >> some of my colleagues just received a call from the president of the united states, barack obama, congratulating us on a great victory for the american people. >> the day began with president obama traling to capitol hill to make sure democrats supported the bill. an amendment banning government-funded abortions, and it was demanded by moderate democrats. and republicans condemn it as a washington power grab. >> how does it have to get before we stop the out of control spending. >> the health care system in america needs reform, but pelosi plan is the wrong prescription. democrats say their bill kecove more than 36 million that cannot get insurance right now. >> this is not the pelosi plan, but a plan for all of america. >> reporter: in washington a. show down on land mark legislation, but not the end
NBC
Nov 25, 2009 5:00am EST
obama will announce his new strategy in one week. military sources tell nbc news that 34,000 or so additional troops will be sent to afghanistan and general stanley mcchrystal is satisfied with that number. many of those troops will be shifted from their original planned mission of replacing marines and soldiers in iraq. >>> this morning people are still buzzing about president obama's first state dinner. the guest of honor was indian prime minister singh. the affair attended by both washington and hollywood a-listers. among the guests, mayor adrian fenty, m. night shyamalan and jennifer hudson. >>> after the break, weather and traffic on the 1s. >> no go forego-go. a concert planned for prince george's county is canceled. why county leaders shut it down. >>> more trouble for toyota. why they're recalling a popular truck. >>> next, quiet down, turn around. barking orders is part of being a teacher. why a new study says it may not be doi >>> good morning. time for weather and traffic on the 1 gs at 5:116789 we've got scattered drizzle around. some fog. it's damp and chilly. temperat
NBC
Nov 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
of the 9/11 terror attacks. today the obama administration announced he and four others will be tried in a civilian courthouse in new york city blocks from where the world trade center towers once stood. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. >> i'm jim vance. those suspects could face the death penalty. steveandelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. this is what president obama meant to close guantanamo bay and put the most accused on trial in the open here in the u.s. near the scene of the crime, blocks from where the twin towers fell in 2001. the confessed master mind of the 9/11 attacks khalid shaikh muhammed and four accused accomplices will go on federal trial for the murder of 3,000 people. >> nothing can bring back those loved ones, but they deserve to see the alleged plotters of those attacks held accountable in open court. >> reporter: attorney general eric holder and president obama are breaking from the bush administration, closing guantanamo and bringing the notorious inmates to the u.s. >> i fully expect to direct prosecutors to seek the death
NBC
Nov 1, 2009 6:00am EST
followed some good advice that the obama administration provided him. he waited until the last minute to bring him in and then he brought him into the tidewater area. i think mcdonnell has been very smart in how he's responded to his critics, even some of the attack ads, he's bn very, very smart in the way he's handled the attack ads. so, i just think, you know, it's going to be mcdonnell. >> jerry, the president -- the president did show up there last week. and surprisingly, to some, he had a lot of supporters and a lot of people who said this race is not about you. >> well, if there's such a thing as a miracle in virginia, it would be deeds pulling it out, like you said. but the president showing up there the other day, there's great hope that he will be able to do something for deeds. but we've been saying on this very show it's too late. he came on the 28th of october. the election is, what, november 3rd. and there was is this distancing, remember, when obama first went to virginia over the stimulus package project. there was no deeds there. everybody else was there but deeds didn
NBC
Nov 17, 2009 5:00am EST
is less riable in women under 50, which leads to a higher number of false positives. >>> president obama continues his trip to china today. focusing on the economy and security issues in his meeting with chinese leaders. brooke hart has the latest. >> good morning. a lot of talk of cooperation this morning in china. and president obama pledged that spending habits in washington will change. from his arrival in beijing's great hall of the people, to the ceremony inside, it was a stage managed welcome for president obama. every detail preset before a series of meetings between the two arguably most influential world leaders. >> the american people are interested in stronger relations with the people of china. >> reporter: looking to reassure america's biggest creditor, president obama pledged tighter budgeting in the u.s. >> a strategy where america saves more, spends less, reduces ng-term debt, and where china makes adjustments across a broad range of policies. >> reporter: the president provided china to take a tougher line toward iran and north korea a tough sell to pyongyang's neighbor
NBC
Nov 29, 2009 6:00am EST
inability a lot of people say to work well with the council. he's like obama. a lot of people expected an awful lot of things from this mayor when he was elected. you're right, two years in for him and reed could be in politics a long time. on the other hand, you could argue it's been years in the making, a lot of these problems have been, and it takes time to get us out of them. and the fact remains this happens about this time in everybody's administration. everybody gets a little nervous, a little angry, a little peeved. and then you see how things go. >> the fact is it's early in the game yet. >> final comment, jim. >> one last point. to support some of the things that jerry pointed out, the fact that his favorability among african-americans is far less than it is with white voters in the district of columbia. that's very, very curious. it may speak to perceptions of his him. >>> mary chay is proposing a verm inbill or wildlife protection act of 2009. this would protect strange animals like bats, raccoons and other furry creatures from harm if they're caught in and around your home
ABC
Nov 4, 2009 5:00am EST
on the ellipse, 10,000 tickets are now available online. it will be open until friday night. >> president obama and arne duncan will travel to wisconsin today to talk about school reform. they will meet with a group of elementary school students. >>> republican victories in two gubernatorial victories could mean trouble for the white house. >> mike allen joins us now for a closer look at election day 2009. we're talking about predictions of polls. it looks like it turned out the way we thought. >> it did. republicans turned out strongly and they had friends this time. they have the independentwho powered obama but io office. as the president looks ahead, he will have a harder time twisting arms of democrats from swing areas, conservative areas. there will say, i do not want to happen to me what happened yesterday. >> obama took virginia last year. now 17% -- we're talking about a 25% swing. >> we need a word beyond "landslide." and how independence moved the candidates and they got a majority of independence in new jersey and virginia. the numbers that tells the story of the election is in the
NBC
Nov 4, 2009 11:00am EST
are fed up with the obama-pelosi-kaine agenda. >> the president's spokeman rejects representative cantor's suggestion. >> i just don't agree with that. >> on the "today" show, wednesday morning, current governor tim kaine blamed the loss o history. >> for years the white house loses many of the trends. >> but it's the economy, stupid. >> the virginia model shows when we are united as a party, we are attracted to a message of the future where we can empower folks to get their economic security back. >> that's the highlight of his life. the loser's speech touched on the lack of spoils going to the victor. >> if we are going to come up with a transportation solution that works all for virginia, and college and affordable for all, we have a whole pile of work ahead of us. >> a whole pile of work. that's one way of putting it, with virginia's projected budget gap topping $1.5 billion. speaking of money, the deeds campaign was out spent by the mcdonnell team, 2 to 1. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it was a clean sweep for republicans all across part of the commonwealth's top offices. incumbent
NBC
Nov 15, 2009 6:00am EST
today, could unkem sam soon be in charg of making sure you're safe on metro? the obama administration is proposing the federal government take charge of safety regulation on the subway and light rail system. that's the word from the "washington post." the white house said state agencies have not been doing a good job of oversight and cite accidents as examples. it will make it proposal in the coming weeks to congress which must approve any change in the law. >>> also new today, president obama is vowing to have a new nuclear arms treaty and with russia in place by the end of th year. the president met with vush han leader dmitry medvedev today at the asian pacific economic corporation forum. >>> the current nuclear agreement between the countries which is san antonio as star expires december 5th, about plu obama said he's confident they will strike a new deal. >> our negotiators have made excellent progress over the last several months. our goal continues to be to complete the negotiations and to be able to sign a deal before the end of the year. >> president obama and dimitri also di
ABC
Nov 15, 2009 11:00pm EST
. it is an unnecessary risk to the city of new york. >> former new york mayor rudy giuliani blasted the obama administration's plan. >> i am troubled by the senate -- the symbolism of it. the obama administration is getting away from the fact that we are at war with these terrorists. >> we believe this is the appropriate thing to do. >> the guantanamo bay prison that has been a source of controversy since its inception. eric holder announced that 9/11 mastermind and several others will be tried in a civilian court rather than in a military tribunal. >> the department of justice and the department of defense have made this decision after extensive, exhaustive review. >> president obama pledged to close the guantanamo facility, but it is still unclear where the prisoners will be faced. a maximum-security prison in ellen 08 could be sold to the federal government and could solve that -- in illinois could be sold to the federal government and could solve the problem. >>> the president will hold talks with local politicians and conduct a town hall meeting with chinese university students. he will
CBS
Nov 2, 2009 12:00pm EST
on president obama to decide on a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. the white house wanted to know who the winner would be before announcing whether the u.s. would spend additional troops to the war zone. the president's top adviser i says the decision is too important to rush. >> the goal is not to just make a judgment in the amount of troops but to make sure we have the right strategy to reach our goal. >> reporter: some want the commander in chief to act now. >> we have lost more soldiers in the last month than any previous time. it is time to send help. >> reporter: it could come in the form of 40,000 extra troops. the president's top advisers say he will make his decision in a matter of weeks. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> at least 30 people were killed by a suicide bomber in pakistan toe. the blast happened at a bank just a few miles from islamabad. another 45 people were injured. militants have killed 250 people since the beginning of october, and the government vows to continue its offensive against the taliban and al- qaeda. >>> authorities have put bounties on th
NBC
Nov 18, 2009 4:00pm EST
. center of controvers >> nexat 4:15,ha president obama is saying about what will happen to the alleged 9/11 maer mind w he goesn trial. >>t 4:30, theomp and circumstance surrounding sarah palin s kicks o her natiwi book-signg tour today. >>> at 4:45, what travel agents are saying about the upcomi liday ason and wt you need to know to be epared. >>> today on capitol hill, republicans took on attorney theyticized his plan to put 9/11aster mind khalid shaikh muhammed and other detaees on trial in new york city. holder's criti call the decision a mistake and a perversion of justice.delsman h. country less safe. make this that is my problem with what you ha don >> reporte in the sate hot seat, u.s. attorney general eric holder said it's passed time to bring khalid shaikh muhmed and four oersth federal court in neyor ground zero for trial. >> by holding these terrorists responsie for their actions, we are finally taking ultimate steps toward justice. that is why i made the decision. >> reporter: it wille anpen courtroom. ksm could speak out. >> it will provide khalid shaikh muhaed to be a her
FOX
Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
of the roses on myfoxdc.com. it was one year ago today that barak obama was elected president of the united states. november4th, 2008, a record number of americans cast their ballots resulting in the historic obama victory over republican john mccain. you will remember, people waited if line in some cases for hours earning the president a popular vote count of more than 69 million compared to mccain would came in at just under 60 million votes. >>> next monday, another huge milestone as the 20th' of the fall of the berlin wall. president obama will not be in berlin to celebrate the anniversary because of a planned trip to asia. later on this morning, i'll head on out to the newseum and we'll take a look at how it is marking this anniversary. >> they have a great display. >> should be fun. i'll be reporting for the 9:00 hour. >> we talked about this yesterday in our planning meeting and i was shocked that it has been 0 years sin the berlin wall fell. and because for many. us growing up, the berlin wall was always there and there was at some point no real thought or hope that it would ever co
FOX
Nov 15, 2009 10:00pm EST
president obama is making a big mistake bringing these 9/11 terror suspects to new york for trial. >>> you hear a lot about stores struggling in a down economy but we found one that is thriving. their secret and how they're passing those savings along to you. >>> keep it right here on fox 5. we are just getting started. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet at home and on the go is no longer a luxury. it's how our children access education. it's how we find jobs discover information, and connect with family and friends. it's the spark that drives innovation creates investment, and builds a stronger economy. to shape a better tomorrow, at&t is investing in america's future - working to create an internet that's smart, mobile and safe. last year at&t invested more than any other company in the u.s. and we're continuing to invest this year, to expand and enhance our wireless and wired networks. we support a national plan that ensures high speed intert access and enables adoption by all americans, over the next five
CBS
Nov 18, 2009 5:00pm EST
result. >> the obama administration says federal courts are the best place to try these terror suspects, but many families of the victims approached holder after his turn in the hot seat, telling him they aren't convinced. joe brown, cbs news, washington. >> the critics argue that the trial will give the terrorists stage despite hateful rhetoric. but such concerns are misplaced because judges can control unruly defendants and any pronouncements would make the terror suspects look worse. >>> health and human services secretary, kathleen says federal policy on who should get breast cancer screenings has not changed. she issued the statement to ease confusion over a government task force panel that said that routine mammograms are not necessary for most women in their 40s. the panel instead recommends that women at low risk should not get strained until they are in their 50s and then only every other year. on 9news now this morning, dr. rachel brem at george washington university hospital told andrea roane the recommendations are a huge step backwards. > mammography is the single best way
ABC
Nov 11, 2009 12:00pm EST
. president obama just wrapped up his remarks there at arlington cemetery. matt brock has more on the tribute. >> president obama and the first lady hosted veterans for a white house breakfast this morning. then, they made their way here to the tomb of the unknown soldier or there was a wreath laying ceremony. >> to our veterans, the fallen, and to their families, there is an attribute, and the commemoration, and the praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and your sacrifice. >> there will be more upbeat celebrations all over the country today. parade to honor those who served and those who had served. >> i did not expect the crowd, but it it gets you in the heart. >> wonderful. >> one community in our region is suffering this veterans day. union bridge in maryland is mourning the loss of one of it on. sergeant charles cartwright was a decorated marine who was twice awarded the purple heart. cartwright was just 26 years old and newly married. he was killed in afghanistan saturday. >> it just makes you appreciate what you have. >> on this veterans day, it makes the notion of
NBC
Nov 4, 2009 5:00am EST
the bush administration the fda ruled that bpa in packaging are safe. now under pressure the obama administration is reviewing the science and promises a decision by the end of the month. tom costello, nbc news washington. >> stay with us, "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> the game changer bob mcdonnell has swept io the executive mansion. how the gop's big win could impact president obama's political future. >>> double trouble today. drivers fortunes are hanging in the balance. why they could soon pay twice as much for their morning commute. >>> big brother is watching. where speed cameras will be keeping an eye on cameras in prince george's county. good morning everyone. welcome to "news4 today," i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm eun yang in for joe krebs this morning. it's wednesday, november 4th, 2009. >>> let's take a look outside. >> 5:04, 41 degrees, a chilly start to the morning today. didn't expect it to be this cold, tom. >>> you weren't listening then. it's definitely been in the forecast the last couple days. we had the frost really spreading quite quickly this mornin
NBC
Nov 3, 2009 5:00am EST
closely this morning is the governor's race up in new jersey. president obama has made five appearances in that state to make his case for jon corzine. the only democratic governor seeking re-election this year. corzine faces a tough challenge from republican chris christie, a former prosecutor. recent polls show the race to be a tossup. a republican has not won a statewide race in new jersey in a dozen years. >> this morning the taliban is taking credit for the cancellation of afghanistan's runoff electn which was scheduled for this coming saturday. the islamist militant group claims its threats and attacks disrupted the election process. the runoff was called off yesterday after challenger abdullah abdullah withdrew from the race, claiming the results could be tainted by fraud. that effectively gave president hamid karzai a second term. president obama congratulated karzai but said he expects results from his leadership. >> he assured me that he understood the importance of his moment, but as i indicated to him, the proof is not going to be in words. it's going to be in deeds. >> this
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
. thank you >>> president barack obama today spoke out against censorship during his first-ever trip on china. >>> space shuttle "atlanta" sent off to a mission to the international space station. >>> authorities in north carolina say they have found the body of a missing 5-year-old girl. >>> a bullet went through the door of an apartment in d.c., a 9-year-old boy on the other side was killed in his own home. police say it's a case of attempted robbery. good evening, i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. columbia road in northwest d.c. elaine reyes has more on this story tonight. >> reporter: doreen, no one is in custody. investigators are working on good leads in the case. tonight there is a candlelight vigil planned to remember the young victim. >> it's really a shame that a child isn't even safe in his own hoerj didn't do anything wrong, and just is gone now. >> reporter: sesselia jones is president of the northwest columbia heights neighborhood association. she says her neighbo are tired of hearing about the latest shootings, stabbings and robberies but they're not doing enough
NBC
Nov 18, 2009 6:00pm EST
. >>> president obama is claiming the self-proclaimed master mind of the 9/11 attacks will be convicted and executed. >>> and kathleen sebelius weighs in on the guidelines. >>> a store owner was able to wrestle a gun away from a would-be robbe and shoot and kill the man. good evening, i'm doreen gentzler. >> i'm jim vance. this happened last night on the food zone store on livingston road. today the owner spoke out about the incident. pat collins has more. >> reporter: in this armed robbery, it's the suspect honeded up dead. killed with his own gun. this is john jiang. he's a former soldier in the korean army, that training may have saved his life last night. mr. jiang owns the food zone convenience store in ft. washington. he's owned the store for five years. he's been robbed here three times. a couple years ago, mr. jiang installed bullet-proof cage around the cash registers. it gave him a sense of safety until last night. around 9:30 last night, two men, both wearing masks, both carrying silver guns, come into the convenience store. the robbery's on. >> he saw me andith the gun said
FOX
Nov 13, 2009 10:00pm EST
towers once stood. >> reporter: in halted comments from japan, president obama says he supports the attorney general's decision. >> i'm absolutely convinced that khalid sheikh mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. >> reporter: but critics say treating 9/11 as a civilian criminal case rather than a war crime would not only produce damaging information about u.s. interrogation tactics but raise new york's profile as a target of terror. holder's predecessor of the bush administration blasted the decision. >> a decision i consider to be not only unwanted but based on the fact of the refusal to face the fact of what we're involved here is a war, people who following a religiously-based ideology that calls upon them to kill us. >> reporter: more important than where the conspirators are tried is that they are found guilty. >> if they did it, maybe they should be -- [ inaudible ] it's changed my life and i know it's changed a lot of other lives. a lot of us will never be the same. >> reporter: tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> a family visiting the nation's ca
FOX
Nov 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
obama. now there's a call for a congressional investigation. an official white house photo of michaele and tareq salahi shows the couple speaking right here with president obama. today a new york congressman says he want as review of secret service practices. the incident compromised the safety and security of the president and undermined congress' confidence and the protection that we expect from the secret service, end quote. the secret service responded to the incident saying the president and other guests were never in danger because the couple was required to go through a security check just like everyone el. the secret service has added it has not ruled out the possibility of filing criminal charges against the couple if they lied to get in. >>> a tragic stare in fairfax county where a small fire has left dozens of cats and several birds dead. it happened at a home in centreville that serves as a rescue center the owners wrl aware -- were away. matt ackland was at scene. >> reporter: at this hour, fire investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly sparked the small fi
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 6:00am EST
corzine against republican challenger chris cyst tee. president obama has campaigned for corzine. the candidates have spent over $37 million in ads. >>> this other news, grief counselors will be at forest park high school in woodbridge, virginia today. two students from the school are dead in an apparent murder suicide. their bodies were found inside of a home in oak dale circle and triangle prince william county. right now all police will say is the victims are a 17-year- old girl and 18-year-old man. they were found by the girl's father when he came home. police are looking for clues an a motive. >> part of process is to look and see what we find in their home about their personal life. we don't know that. we will talk to friends and people at school tomorrow and see what is going on. it is too early to say what the motive is. we don't want to go there with that yet. >> reporter: police think the victims were in a relationship. >>> new at 6:00 a.m. a rockville family is recovering after a fire nearly destroyed their home and killed all but one of their 23 pet birds. it happened
NBC
Nov 8, 2009 6:00am EST
obama who traveled to capitol hill yesterday to lobby for the plan himself. brian moore has the latest. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: passage of the sweeping trillion dollar house health care reform bill came down to a couple of hours of debate and a handful of votes. >> i and some of my colleagues just received a call from the president of the united states, barack obama, congratulating us on a great victory for the american people. >> reporter: the day began with president obama traveling to capitol hill to make sure democrats suppoed the bill. late in the evening, it passed a key hurdle. >> the amendment's adopted. >> reporr: an amendment banning government-funded abortions. it was demanded by moderate democrats. republicans condemned the health care reform plan as a washington power grab. >> how bad does it have to get before we stop the out of control spending? >> reporter: republicans presented a counter offer they said was cheaper and doesn't force people to get insurance coverage or face penalties. >> the health care system i america needs reformed, but the pelosi plan is
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